The International Energy Agency Task 48 Solar Air-Conditioning Training Session will take place during the next AHR/ASHRAE trade show in Chicago, as part of the new IEA Task 48 activities. The Workshop being organized by Thermosol Consulting will happen on January 23rd, from 8:30 to 11:30. The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from member countries and the European Union. Within the SHC there have been three initiatives or Tasks related to solar air-conditioning. Task 25, “Solar Assisted Air Conditioning of Buildings”, had the participation of experts from 11 countries and ran from 1999 to 2004. Task 38,“Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration”, ran from 2006 to 2011, and also had experts from 11 countries. A new task was initiated in 2011, Task 48, “Quality Assurance and Support Measures for Solar Cooling”.